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August 2014 Calendar

*Partial Calendar for August 2014 Since we are posting this late...   John Johnson's Art Exhibit Runs through Aug. 21 at UnUrban Coffee House, 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Call (310) 315-0056 or visit unurban.com. Read More: https://argonautnews.com/a-journalists-secret-passion/   Sunday, August 17 3:00 PM, “Sir! No Sir!” film screening and Q&A with director David Zeiger about GI Resistance during Vietnam War Revolution Books/Libros Revolucion 5726 Hollywood Blvd. at Wilton, LA 90028 $10 at door; 323-463-3500 3 & 4:30pm Sock Puppet Sitcom Theater  presents Jack and the Beanstalk 7:00pm Richard Smith, (tango)  [...]

By |2014-08-17T00:00:19-05:00August 16th, 2014|Calendar|0 Comments

My brother, John Johnson

by Linda Johnson Hoffman My brother, John Johnson, was an icon of the ‘60s. That decade personified his life and it was where he felt most comfortable. Growing up in North Hollywood with our parents and our older brother, Eric, my brothers and I all attended the same elementary, junior and senior high schools. Johnny always looked up to Eric because he admired his intelligence, perseverance and gregarious personality. While Johnny was shy and introverted, he was a passionate activist for as long as I can remember. Our [...]

By |2015-11-01T16:24:13-05:00August 16th, 2014|In Memoriam, John Johnson|0 Comments

John Johnson Remembered

By Paul Krehbiel John Johnson, publisher and editor of Change-Links newspaper, passed away April 13, 2014 while preparing the May issue of a newspaper loved and relied upon by thousands of progressive political activists in Los Angeles and southern California. He would have turned 70 on July 4, 2014. John was in his 21st year with Change-Links, most as publisher. Founded as a result of the Winds of Change conference held in Los Angeles in 1992, Change-Links came out first as a calendar of progressive and politically left [...]

By |2015-11-01T16:24:25-05:00August 16th, 2014|In Memoriam, John Johnson, Paul Krehbiel|0 Comments

Governmental Bureaucracy

Governmental Bureaucracy   By John Johnson   I got bogged down in it the last couple of months.  I accidental deposited funds for Change Links into a personal account.  In about a  week my Social Security was cut way down,  my food money, saying I had too much money in my bank account.  They are monitoring it I guess.   I fixed it at the bank but so far they haven’t fixed it on their end..   Someone from Social Security, a Social Worker of some sort [...]

By |2014-03-05T03:11:35-05:00March 4th, 2014|Editorial|0 Comments

85 Billionaires and the Better Half

by Michael Parenti An urban slum in Hanoi, Viet Nam. (Photo: Flickr / United Nations / Creative Commons)The world's 85 richest individuals possess as much wealth as the 3.5 billion souls who compose the poorer half of the world's population, or so it was announced in a report by Oxfam International. The assertion sounds implausible to me.  I think the 85 richest individuals, who together are worth many hundreds of billions of dollars, must have far more wealth than the poorest half of our global population. How [...]

The Overwhelmed Peace Movement

Inevitability? The Overwhelmed Peace Movement by WINSLOW MYERS There was a major story in Time magazine this week that military personnel were cheating on competency tests relating to the command and control of American nuclear missiles. This was one more confirmation of what we already know in our hearts but prefer not to examine too closely: humans are too human, too small, too fallible, to be in charge of the unfathomable destructive power of nuclear weapons. Activists, frustrated by a Congress in the pocket of military-industrial corporations, [...]

By |2014-08-29T12:32:29-05:00March 4th, 2014|Banks, Democracy, News, Peace and War, People, Politics|0 Comments

March 2014 Calendar

Pussy Riot Being Followed by the Moscow Police Change Links March 2014 Calendar Volunteer: Change-Links Change-Links needs a VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR to assist John in bringing together people to determine the necessary resources for continuing CL with the permanent, reliable status it enjoyed for over 20 years. The VC and all other positions are unpaid due to CL’s low budget and the fact that the newspaper is available free citywide and to subscribers at low cost. Please help us with your volunteer services, your subscriptions and your donations! [...]

50 Years Later, A New Hunger for National Anti-Poverty Agenda

Despite right-wing rhetoric, over 80 percent of Americans support renewed 'War on Poverty' policies by Lauren McCauley, staff writer — Published 2014-01-08 by Common Dreams As Wednesday marked fifty years since President Lyndon B. Johnson declared the need for an "unconditional war on poverty in America," a growing number of Americans are calling for a renewed fight. With roughly a third of Americans living in poverty or near-poverty conditions, rightwing critics and media pundits charge that the 'War on Poverty' was a failure. However, as policy expert [...]

By |2014-02-02T04:33:48-05:00February 2nd, 2014|Poverty|0 Comments

Ten Examples of Welfare for the Rich and Corporations

by Bill Quigley Here are the top ten examples of corporate welfare and welfare for the rich. There are actually thousands of tax breaks and subsidies for the rich and corporations provided by federal, state and local governments but these ten will give a taste. One. State and Local Subsidies to Corporations. An excellent New York Times study by Louise Story calculated that state and local government provide at least $80 billion in subsidies to corporations. Over 48 big corporations received over $100 million each. GM was [...]

By |2014-03-04T14:16:50-05:00February 2nd, 2014|Banking Reform, Big Business, Bill Quigley, Human Rights|0 Comments